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animartis
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How to Convert Line Breaks to HTML <br>

 

Hello All.

I am building a block schedule request form that uses Power Automate to send the Approval request then replies to the requestor with Approved/Denied and the details. The values are held in a SharePoint List. My issue is with the formatting of the block schedule. When I use the SharePoint value in the "Start and Wait for an Approval", it is formatted correctly, as you can see below, with appropriate line breaks.

 

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When sending the confirmation email, however, it strips the line breaks. I'm assuming because the email is being sent in HTML.

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Any recommendations how I can format this correctly so the line breaks are shown?

 

Thanks in advance.

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efialttes
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Community Champion

Hi!

Let's assume you store the source text in a variable called 'myInputString'

I would try the following:

-Add a 'Compose' action block, lets rename it as 'Compose NewLine', now in order to assign it value, just hit 'Enter' from your keyboard

-Next add the following WDL expression to your email body:

replace(variables('myInputString'),outputs('Compose_NewLine'),'<br>')

 

Not with my laptop, unable to test. If this approach does not make the trick please share a screenshot from your new flow design

 

Thanx!

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efialttes
Community Champion
Community Champion

Hi!

Let's assume you store the source text in a variable called 'myInputString'

I would try the following:

-Add a 'Compose' action block, lets rename it as 'Compose NewLine', now in order to assign it value, just hit 'Enter' from your keyboard

-Next add the following WDL expression to your email body:

replace(variables('myInputString'),outputs('Compose_NewLine'),'<br>')

 

Not with my laptop, unable to test. If this approach does not make the trick please share a screenshot from your new flow design

 

Thanx!

Did I make your day? If so, mark my response as 'Solution' !!!

También escribo sobre Power Automate en este Blog y en Twitter

@efialttes 

 

Thank you so much! I couldn't get it to work, but I know it's something I'm doing wrong.

 

1. For the 'Compose NewLine', you said to hit enter, as in there shouldn't be an Input but it needs to recognize it as not being blank, correct?

 

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2. replace(variables('myInputString'),outputs('Compose_NewLine'),'<br>')

Do I change 'myInputString' to the field that I want to replace? 

ex: replace(variables('triggerOutputs()?['body/Requested_x0020_Block_x0020_Sche']'),outputs('Compose_NewLine'),'<br>')

 

I tried it both ways and it errored when saving. Two examples, different errors.

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Here is a screenshot of the entire flow.

 

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Hi again!

"Do I change 'myInputString' to the field that I want to replace?"

Almost! Please change variables('myInputString') to the field you wanna replace

Hope this helps

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@efialttes Thank you for the quick reply. In the immortal words of Forrest Gump, "Stupid is, stupid does..."

 

Worked like a charm, thank you so much!!

 

 

No problema. I made this same mistake when I started working with Power Automate 😅

Glad to see issue solved. Thanx for your kindness and, Happy Flowing!

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